Foundation News


Posted: February 23, 2020

Acquisition Highlight: Oscar Muñoz

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is excited to announce a recent addition to our collection of Digital & Electronic Art: Oscar Muñoz’s 2014-2016 digital video projection El Coleccionista (The Collector). ...

Read More


Posted: February 12, 2020

Acquisition Highlight: Nursing Madonna, Mid-19th Century

Recently acquired by the Foundation, Nursing Madonna, an oil painting with gold detailing created by an unidentified Bolivian artist in the mid-19th century, shows the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child dressed ...

Read More


Posted: February 6, 2020

Grantee Activity: Pay-as-you-Wish Day at CAA Conference

The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation is proud to support College Art Association (CAA)’s Annual Conference in Chicago by providing a Pay-as-You-Wish day on Friday, February 14, 2020. Pay-as-You-Wish day enables ...

Read More


Posted: January 15, 2020

Twelve Paintings on Loan to Snite Museum of Art

Snite Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibit Divine Illusions: Statue Paintings from Colonial South America focuses on statue paintings of the Virgin Mary from the Viceroyalty of Peru. On loan from the Thoma Foundation are 12 paintings ...

Read More


Posted: January 12, 2020

Trevor Paglen on Loan to Museum of Contemporary Photography

In Real Life at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Columbia College Chicago seeks to examine the real-world impact of computer vision. On loan from the Thoma Foundation is Trevor Paglen’s video ...

Read More


Posted: December 15, 2019

2019: A Year in Review

In 2019, the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation acquired 80 artworks across the fields of Digital and Electronic Art, Spanish Colonial Art, Post-War Painting and Sculpture, and Japanese Bamboo. We have ...

Read More


Posted: December 14, 2019

Paintings on Loan to Art Institute of Chicago

On view at the Art Institute of Chicago are four portraits from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation’s collection of Art of the Spanish Americas. Included are two portraits of a husband ...

Read More


Posted: December 10, 2019

Digital Artwork on Loan to MCA Chicago

In the upcoming exhibit Water After All, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago explores the reciprocal relationship between humankind and water. On loan from the Thoma Foundation are digital artworks by Guillermo Galindo and John ...

Read More


Posted: November 15, 2019

Video Art by Bruce Conner at Phoenix Art Museum

On loan to the Phoenix Art Museum are Bruce Conner’s 1959-67 and 1959-67/1996 films LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS. Travelogue films documenting a psychedelic “trip” expresses the hallucinatory, mind-bending consciousness of the 1960s. Combining ...

Read More


Posted: November 14, 2019

Kumi Yamashita’s Digital Sculpture on Loan to Wichita Art Museum

Light & Shadow at the Wichita Art Museum explores the work of two sculptors who create artwork of ethereal beauty: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamashita. On loan from the Thoma Foundation is ...

Read More